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Telescope

Object Number: 
1946.59
Date: 
1790-1800
Medium: 
Brass, wood, glass, paint
Dimensions: 
closed: 15 1/8 x 2 3/8 in. ( 38.4 x 6 cm ) open: 25 1/2 x 2 3/8 in. ( 64.8 x 6 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on side of inner cylinder: "G. Willson London / Day or Night" engraved: on brass band below eyepiece: "Charles Trinder"
Description: 
Hand-held telescope with brass and red-painted wood casing.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this telescope once belonged to Charles Trinder (d. 1838).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Charles T. Middlebrook
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group